REAP Receives Additional Funds and Time for FY 2013
An additional $38 million has been released for farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects...Grant application deadline extended to May 31.
USDA Finalizes New Microloan Program
The USDA announced a new microloan program designed to help small and family operations, beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers secure loans under $35,000.
Your MPA web site now has a growers tab with links to relevant grower resources. (Select 'growers' on the navigation bar at top right to explore this new feature.)
Farmer's Affidavits are available for 2013. Click here to print form to get the lower tax rate on your purchases. You can now use this form every year by simply filling in the appropriate year on the form.
Who is MPA?
The Mississippi Poultry Association includes poultry processors and the nation’s largest table egg company: poultry growers and allied companies who provide products and services to the other members. You can access those companies’ websites here and under the Links tab above.
Poultry is Mississippi’s largest agricultural commodity with $2.4 billion paid to farmers in 2011 and another $2.1 billion in wages and salaries paid to 28,000 employees. Another 27,000 jobs are created indirectly because of the industry. You can see economic impact data here and under the Media tab above.
MPA's 75th Anniversary
Formed in 1937, the Mississippi Poultry Association is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2012-13. Click here or use the Events tab above to view the Anniversary page with pictures showing the growth of the industry, congratulatory letters and resolutions from elected officials, a video, and other items on how poultry grew from a barnyard sidelight into the state’s largest agricultural industry.
From the Farm to the World
Mississippi has about 2,000 poultry farms that produce 757 million birds per year that go to grocery stores, restaurants and are exported around the world. The United Nations estimates the world will need two-thirds more protein by 2050 because of increasing populations and incomes. Mississippi farms and plants are ready to supply that global demand.
Thanks again for visiting the official Web site of the Mississippi Poultry Association.
Mississippi Poultry Association
110 Airport Road
Pearl, MS 39208